|89% of our income goes directly to programs.
Who funds CHC?
Our goal is to ensure healthy births, enhance family stability and promote self-sufficiency.
|100% of CHC's mothers received prenatal care.
||Nationally, only 85% receive prenatal care.
|Only 2% of CHC's mothers gave birth to low-birth-weight babies.
||Nationally, 10% of babies are low-birth-weight.
|Only 2% of CHC's births are preterm.
||Nationally, 13% of births are preterm.
|The CHC repeat pregnancy rate is 2%.
||Nationally, the repeat pregnancy rate is 25%.
|CHC's graduation rate is 94%.
||Nationally, 75% of teen mothers drop out of school.
Teen fathers are 3 times more likely to drop out of school.
Each year, more than 1,300 teen girls in Bucks & Montgomery Counties become pregnant
- Half will give birth
- One in four of these new young mothers will drop out of high school
- More than half of the fathers of these babies are involved
- Many of the babies will not receive the healthcare, stimulation and emotional bonding they need to develop and thrive
- By the time the young parents reach 24, about 30% will be unemployed or working at a low wage job
CHC's clients come from all backgrounds: representing a diverse group of education and economic status as well as races.
Cost to Community
Without proper education, advocacy and support teen parents will have a significantly higher chance of using the social welfare system – cash assistance, food stamps, subsidized housing and involvement with Children & Youth protective services.
Empowering and educating these young people will make them more likely to stay in school and graduate, find employment with good benefits, prepare their children for school and become productive members of the community.
CHC sponsors free childbirth classes, support groups, career counseling and other advocacy services to teens throughout Bucks & Montgomery Counties at dozens of locations. Through a practical and direct approach, this program brings the following to our community:
- Education of pregnant teens to help prevent recurring pregnancies
- Support for pregnant teens to complete their high school program/GED and develop job skills to overcome barriers to employment to secure stable employment at a living wage
- Education of teen parents regarding preventive health practices to prevent costly medical problems
- Education of adolescent parents regarding basic family skills so that their children will be able to enter school ready to learn
In FY 2011-12, CHC provided:
- Childbirth education classes and support to 645 young parents
- In-school counseling, support, case management and advocacy to 178 teen parents
- Facilitated teen pregnancy prevention programs to 3,121 students throughout high schools in Bucks & Montgomery Counties
- High school graduation rate of 94%
2012 Annual Report (pdf) download
2011 Annual Report (pdf) page 1
2010 Annual Report (pdf) page 1
2009 Annual Report (pdf) page 1/page 2
2010 CHC Brochure (pdf) page 1/page 2